By William Faulkner
Nobel Prize-winning writer William Faulkner wrote concerning the conflicts of the human center. during this publication, the reader follows protagonist Henry Sutpen during the titanic array of ethical and mental offerings that people come across within the troublesome sleek global. This epic tale increased Faulkner to literary immense prestige.
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But even though this is so, that is, that Bon is willing to commit an ethical violation, it does not in any way excuse Sutpen from his failure to acknowledge his son. Sutpen still carries the burden of the guilt for denying his son. Only at the end of the Civil War does Bon finally realize that Sutpen will never acknowledge him. He then sets in motion his plan to marry Judith, his half sister. His reasoning is probably that Sutpen will then be forced to acknowledge him in order to prevent the marriage.
For example, could Sutpen have meant to name his mulatto daughter Cassandra instead of Clytemnestra? Clytemnestra was the wife of Agamemnon, who led the Greeks in the defeat of the Trojans in the Trojan War. She killed both her husband and Cassandra. Cassandra was the daughter of the king of Troy who predicted the fall of Troy and was not believed, and Page 21 who also predicted her own death, and Agamemnon's, at the hands of Clytemenestraand was not believed. Thus, if Sutpen meant to call his daughter Cassandra, he had fathered the daughter who would preside over the destruction of the Sutpen dynasty.
D. Department of English University of Nebraska ISBN 0-8220-0110-1 � Copyright 1970 by Cliffs Notes, Inc. A. , and may not be used in whole or in part without written permission. Cliffs Notes, Inc. Lincoln, Nebraska Page 3 Contents Life and Background 5 Introduction 7 List of Characters 9 Critical Commentaries Chapter 1 14 Chapter 2 18 Chapter 3 20 Chapter 4 22 Chapter 5 26 Chapter 6 29 Chapter 7 32 Chapter 8 34 Chapter 9 38 Structure and Meaning Through Narration 39 Miss Rosa's Narration 39 Mr.